Seven men have been arrested on
suspicion of terrorist offenses in Britain after a routine vehicle search
turned up firearms and weapons, police said Friday.
Two unloaded, non-automatic guns
and a small amount of ammunition were later found hidden in the vehicle along
with "offensive weapons and other material," which prompted police to
trace and arrest the driver, passenger and other suspects, according to West
Prime Minister David Cameron's
spokesman Steve Field insisted there was no sense of alarm at the spate of
arrests so close to the start of the Summer Games.
Police said three of the men were
arrested Tuesday, three on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Six of them are in
their twenties, while one is in his 40s.
The men have been arrested on
suspicion of preparing or instigating acts of terrorism. They were being
questioned by officers and their residences were searched.